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Thriller

Thriller was a television series which told a different story every episode. It usually starred great actors like Robert Powell, Tom Conti, Windsor Davies, the woman who lives next door to Hyacinth in Keeping Up Appearances and Marlene from Only Fools and Horses! There was invariably murder, intrigue and deception and more than a few plot twists. It was actually very similar to Tales of the Unexpected. I think you can get them all on DVD now, look them up if you like this sort of thing, top stuff!


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Do You Remember Thriller?

Do You Remember Thriller?

  • Andrew Dexter
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    I remember this show quite well, I remember an episode called 'nanny knows best' it had in it diana dors as an evil nanny who had a box and each time it opened she would know! It also had former Doctor who star patrick troughton in it as a god fearing alcoholic, and ed bishop from ufo. The episode went out on saturday the 11th of january 1975, around 9pm.
  • Anonymous user
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    Thriller holds a cult status for me because I watched the original screenings 1973-1976 aged 9-12 at a time when you are most impressionable and able to be frightened. Ladybramble has probably nailed one of the best episode, Somebody at the Top of the Stairs screened April 1973 and the second episode of the first series. Also one of Brain Clemmens personal favourites. Not the best plot perhaps but superb on atmosphere. In a large creepy house she alludes to one of the student lodgers, Donna Mills, being spied on whilst in the bathroom. It turns out to be the young boy living in the house who is then reprimanded by his parents in front of Mills. However, as soon as their door is closed on Mills the three of them break out into disturbing laughter whilst the perplexed Mills is left in the hall listening on. Indeed all the other lodgers except Mills and fellow student (who Mills shares the room with) are weird to put it mildly. The best series ever on UK television IMO. Big on atmosphere, some very clever plots (indeed it just goes to show how poor modern script writers are and how low they on imagination). But best of all you get the real flavour of the 1970s, a very weird decade, perfect backdrop for the disturbing narratives. The titles music is very disturbing, and the various houses shown through a distorted convex lens at the start is also etched on my conscience forever.
  • Erik
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    I was about 12 when this aired in Belgium, and I blame this series for my later addiction to thrillers and horror movies!
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember this, especially the car one, it scared the pants off me too, particularly remember the opening credits and music, very chilling, I actually looked this up recently online, and read all about Brian Clemens, interesting stuff. Brilliant scary series.
  • Anonymous user
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    I think it was on saturday nights, I must have been about 12. I can only remember one that really freaked me out. A woman was taking a bath and was lying there when something caught her eye, it was an eye starin g at her from behind the overflow. For weeks after I used to hang a facecloth over the taps to hide the overflow!!
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember hiding behind the family armchair just when the "end of part one" music to introduce the adverts came on. Du- DUM, Du Der. . . I couldn't have been more than 10 years old but still haunts me to this day. Can I get the music anywhere? Brian Clemens, later co-wrote? "The Professionals" wow . .
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember one episode of this which scared the pants of me called "One deadly owner". The premise of the story a woman wins/inherits money and buys a secondhand Rolls Royce which had been used in the abduction and murder of the car's previous owner. Somehow the car gave clues to the new ownerand it culminated in the new owner finding a badly decomposed body down a dirt track at midnight. Sounds crap now but scared me!!!